What is Medicare?
The Medicare program began in 1965 to provide health insurance for people age 65 or older. Today, Medicare is the nation’s largest health insurance program. It covers more than 43 million people over age 65 and those under age 65 with certain disabilities.
Original Medicare has traditionally provided coverage for health care services such as hospital stays, skilled nursing facilities and doctor visits. Medicare also provides prescription drug coverage and additional health plan options.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is not connected with or endorsed by the US Government, the Federal Medicare Program or any other governmental agency.
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